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Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Other than pacing my niece during her first 5k last fall, I haven’t participated in a race since the 2017 River Bank Run 25k! I registered fairly last minute for the 10k distance at this year’s Rivertown Races in Grandville, Michigan. I earned my 5k…

Reframing My Weight Gain: Thoughts on Body Positivity

Reframing My Weight Gain: Thoughts on Body Positivity

In early January, I hit my lowest weight to date in this 12+ year journey and I was thrilled. Beyond thrilled. I was so unbelievably proud and rightfully so; Over the last two years, I worked hard for that number. I felt strong and incredibly…

Training Tuesday: April 30, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 30, 2019

Eventually, I’ll actually publish these posts on Tuesdays, but for now I am proud of myself for getting them published. Period. This week was pretty heavy on walking, but I’m really proud of myself for making exercise a consistent habit. Can you call two weeks…

Training Tuesday: April 23, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 23, 2019

Last week marked my most consistent week of fitness in at least a year, and I am so proud of myself. We don’t celebrate ourselves enough, so I’m doing just that! While journaling the other day, I thought back to when I felt my fittest.…

Training Tuesday: April 16, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 16, 2019

In hindsight, I think part of the reason I went MIA on writing these last few months started when I sat down to write my third Training Tuesday post for the year. I hadn’t done anything. Okay, maybe one Orangetheory class, but beyond that? Nothing.…

Back Again!

Back Again!

Oh hey, friends! I went a little MIA (again) around here. But, I’m back again! My first inclination is to apologize for my absence, but I’m learning a lot about finding limits and using my voice. I’m learning that it’s okay to say no and…

Training Tuesday: Week 2

Training Tuesday: Week 2

I thought last week – the first full week back to reality after the holidays – would be the one to throw me off, but no. I am all out of sorts this week! This morning (Wednesday), I woke up this morning and thought it…

Training Tuesday: Week 1

Training Tuesday: Week 1

I have some pretty huge racing goals for this year and that’s going to mean being extraordinarily diligent in my training for the months ahead. That means it’s time for the return of the training logs! While my fitness efforts were minimal at best for…

My 2019 Theme and Goals

My 2019 Theme and Goals

I am so excited to talk about my 2019 theme and goals, but first some backstory. In the lowest points of my grief and depression over the last (almost) two years, I started living a small life. This was a recent realization as I started…

Looking Back At My 2018 Goals

Looking Back At My 2018 Goals

It feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote about my 2018 theme and goals! I almost didn’t write this post because I didn’t really do great on my goals. I certainly don’t feel like it was a year of living intentionally. While I didn’t…